The NETP calls for a Model of Learning Powered “revolutionary by Technology transformation rather than evolution tinkering” 5 Essential Areas Clear about outcomes Learning – Engage and Collaborate to redesign Empower structures and process for: Assessment – Measure Effectiveness What Matters Efficiency Teaching – Prepare and Connect Flexibility Infrastructure – Access and Monitor and measure Enable performance Productivity – Redesign and Be accountable for progress Transform
The Time to Act is Now Success will require: Leadership – Dept. of Educ. Office of Educational Technology Collaboration – invite public participation Investment - all levels of educational system Partnerships - higher education, private enterprises and not-for-profit entities.
Education is the key to America’s economic growth and prosperity and our ability to be competitive in the global economy Schools must be the incubators of exploration and invention How do we do this? Educators – be more than information experts Must be collaborators in learning Seek new knowledge Constantly acquire new skills along side students Students – be fully engaged in school intellectually, socially, and emotionally Work on interesting and relevant projects Use of technology environments and resources Access to extended social network of adults and peers who support their growth.
Transforming American Education: An Urgent Priority Goals “By 2020, America will once again have the highest proportion of college graduates in the world.” Areas of Greatest Impact President Barack Obama, Address to Congress, February 24, 2009 States adopt standards and assessment to prepare students to Close the achievement gap – succeed in college and workplace students ready to succeed in States build data systems to college and careers measure student growth Recruit, reward, develop and retain effective educators – especially in underserved areas States turn around their lowest- achieving
We Can’t Wait! Drivers of Change Collaboration and Investment for Success Contemporary technology offers unprecedented performance, Transformation requires state, districts, adaptability and cost-effective the federal government, higher Essential Question: What should education institutions, private enterprise learning in the 21st Century look like? and not-for-profit entities Must invest wisely, with clear Learning Powered by expectations Implementation of the broadband Technology initiatives of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 The plan is based on the following Guidance and inspiration from: assumptions: National Science Foundation Task Schools fail to engage students Force on Cyberlearning Learning experiences should change Fostering Learning in the Networked How we assess learning needs to World: The Cyberlearning improve learning in the moment Challenge and Opportunity from the Integrate student data nation wide President’s Council of Advisors on Effective teacher training Science and Technology Make learning resources available to learners anytime and anywhere Encourage collaboration with industry The federal government has an important role in funding and coordinating these changes
Goal: All learners will have What learning should look like engaging and empowering learning experiences both in and out of school that prepare them to be active, creative, knowledgeable, and ethical participants in our globally networked society. The challenge for our education system is to leverage technology to create relevant learning experiences that mirror students’ daily lives and the reality of their futures Learning must be lifelong, life wide, and available on demand Bring 21st Century technology into learning in meaningful ways to engage, motivate and inspire learners of all ages.
Learning should include . . . The power of technology to In all domains, 21st Century provide personalized learning competencies and expertise How People Learn Factual Knowledge Critical thinking Procedural Knowledge Complex problem solving Motivational Engagement Collaboration Serving the underserved Multimedia communication Low-income and minority incorporated into all learners content areas English language learners Learners with disabilities Enable all learners to excel in Early childhood STEM Adult workforce Seniors
Recommendations for Reaching ThisGoal States should continue to revise, create, and implement standards and learning objectives using technology for all content areas that reflect 21st Century expertise and the power of technology to improve learning States, districts, and others should develop and implement learning resources that: Use technology to embody design principles from the learning sciences. Exploit the flexibility and power of technology to reach all learners anytime and anywhere. Use advances in learning sciences and technology to enhance STEM learning and develop, adopt, and evaluate new methodologies with the potential to inspire and enable all learners to excel in STEM.
Goal: Our education system at all levels will leverage the power of technology to measure what matters and use assessment data for continuous improvement. Technology-based assessments Provide data to drive instruction Lead to continuous improvement Relevant data must be made available Educators and leaders must be provided with support Tools and training to manage the assessment process, analyze date and take action
How Technology Supports Better Assessment Adaptive assessments facilitate differentiated learning Universal Design for Learning and Assistive Technology improves accessibility Technology: speeds development and testing of new assessments enables broader involvement in providing feedback reduce test taking for accountability only Electronic learning records or portfolios shows evidence of growth across school years
Recommendations for Reaching the Assessment Goal Timely and actionable feedback about student learning to improve achievement and instructional practices. Use technology to improve assessment materials and processes for both formative and summative uses. Conduct research and development that explores how embedded assessment technologies are used to engage and motivate learners: Simulators Collaborative environments Virtual worlds Games Cognitive tutors Explores how UDL can enable the best accommodations for all students Ensure privacy and information protection while enabling gathering and sharing of data for continuous improvement
Connected Teaching Builds New Goal: Competencies and Expertise Professional educators will be supported individually and in teams by technology that connects them to: data Content resources expertise learning experiences Empower and inspire to provide more effective teaching for all learners.
The Practice of Connected Teaching Connect: With students to personalize and Motivate Learning Content, expertise, and activities through online communities Serve the underserved Preparing New Educators and Ongoing Professional Development Connecting: Exemplary practices Other professionals Career-long personal learning networks Growing demand for skilled online instruction Closing the technology gap in teaching
Recommendations for Meeting the Goal Expand access to technology-based content, resources, and tools where and when they need them. Use social networking technologies and platforms to provide career-long personal learning opportunities for educators Provide online access to effective teaching and better learning opportunities Provide preservice and in-service educators with professional learning experiences powered by technology to: Increase digital literacy Create compelling assignments for students that improve learning, assessment, and instructional practices. Develop a teaching force skilled in online instruction.
Goal: All students and educators will have access to comprehensive infrastructure for learning when and where they need it. The challenge Broadband everywhere Access devices for every student and educator Use of student-owned devices as an aid in learning E-rate funding Open Educational Resources Podcasts, digital libraries, textbooks, games and courses that are freely available on the Web Interoperability standards Next-generation computing (Cloud) Human talent and scaling expertise – not enough technical staff
Recommendations for reaching this goal: Broadband access to the Internet and adequate wireless connectivity both in and out of school. Every student and educator has at least one Internet access device and appropriate software and resources for: Research Communication Multimedia content creation Collaboration for use in and out of school. Use of open educational resources to: Promote innovative and creative opportunities for all learners Accelerate the development and adoption of new open technology-based learning tools and courses Build state and local education agency capacity for evolving an infrastructure for learning. Develop and use interoperability standards: Content and student-learning Data to enable collecting and sharing resources Collecting, sharing, and analyzing data to improve decision making Financial data to enable: Data-driven decision making Productivity advances Continuous improvement at all levels.
Goal: Redesign processes and structures to take advantage of the power of technology Improve learning outcomes Efficient use of time, money, and staff. The productivity paradox Education has not incorporated practices to improve outcomes and manage cost Learn from the experience of business – make structural changes in productivity through the use of technology A call to action for education leaders Understand the role of technology: Curriculum and instruction Assessment Professional development Administration Educational technology purchases are efficient and effective Embrace continuous improvement Measure and manage costs Use data in decision making Employ iterative design and development Moving to useful metrics on the use of technology – how is it used to support teaching Reorganizing teaching and learning Technology can facilitate implementation of competency-based approach to education Extending learning time Removing barriers to secondary and postsecondary graduation Technology based programs and resources to keep students from dropping out
Recommendations for reaching this goal: A common definition of productivity in education More relevant and meaningful measures of outcomes Improved policies and technologies for managing costs and procurement. Rethink our current practice of organizing student and educator learning around seat time instead of the demonstration of competencies. Develop useful metrics for the educational use of technology in states and districts. Design, implement, and evaluate technology programs and interventions: Students progress seamlessly through our P–16 education system Students emerge prepared for college and careers.
A new approach to R & D for education 1. Provide competitive grants for scaling up innovative and evidence-based practices through the Department of Education’s Investing in Innovation Fund (i3). 2. Transferring existing and emerging technology innovations from such sectors as consumer, business, and entertainment into education 3. Supporting and sustaining the education R&D that is currently happening at the National Science Foundation, especially through its Cyber Learning Initiatives. 4. Creating a new organization with the mission of serving the public good through R&D at the intersection of learning sciences, technology, and education The Higher Education Opportunity Act, established The National Center for Research in Advanced Information and Digital Technologies (also called the Digital Promise )
ResourcesNational Education Technology Plan 2010http://www.ed.gov/technology/netp-2010